Developer Kixeye has opened a new multi-purpose office in Portland, Oregon.
Polygon reports the online strategy and combat game studio made its decision on where to expand based on the available talent pool surrounding the area, as well as its close proximity to the San Francisco home office.
"The technical and creative talent pool is impressive and there's already a growing and thriving community of indie game developers," chief marketing officier Brandon Barber said.
"It's also a short jump from our San Francisco headquarters, which provides easy access to our operation here."
The Portland branch will initially focus on customer support, and look to employ as many as 20 staff members before the new year.
Barber also mentioned that the studio could shift at some point to making games, with office space to spare for a development team of up to 100 – if the developer ever decided to go that route.
"It's definitely possible. There are some amazing make makers in Portland and the surrounding region. We're always looking for great talent regardless of city, state or country for that matter.”
"Our current space in Downtown Portland can handle around a hundred people, so if we decided to make games in Oregon, we'll be ready to rock."